Thursday, 19 March 2009

Library, Wimbledon Hill Road SW19

Sometimes you shouldn't look too closely. A casual glance registers that the carved heads on the front of Wimbledon Library are Shakespeare and Milton, as appropriate on an institution that the Victorians dedicated to Learning and Culture. Get close up, however, and you can see that the great men have spikes coming out of their heads to keep the pigeons off, making them look like Punk rockers from the 1980s.

1 comment:

CarolineLD said...

Pigeon spikes seem to have become ubiquitous lately (rather like pigeons) but these are particularly large and vicious examples. The 'nail through the head' effect is very striking!